Recall that the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, backed Rand Paul’s opponent in the primary. Paul won, stumbled, and then ran a disciplined race. He has given an acceptance speech that was entirely bland and fully in line with mainstream GOP thinking. Those looking for a Tea Party vs. Party Establishment fight may be disappointed.
For starters, not all the Tea Partiers are winning. And more important, those who are share the basic agenda of the party as a whole. The civil war I suspect will be on the Democratic side as they decide if their failure was in being too leftist or not leftist enough.